Dermal Fillers Restore Volume & Rejuvenate the Skin
Dermal Fillers are a smooth injectable gel placed below the skin’s surface to ‘plump up’ static facial lines and folds, creating a natural and refreshed facial expression. The dermal filler’s broad range is customised to match the tissue of each treatment area.
How do Dermal Fillers work?
The Dermal Fillers used at The Cosmetic Studio Noosa are “HA” fillers made up of a complex sugar chain which is chemically identical to what is found in human skin. Injected into the skin, fillers create volume and also stimulate collagen production.
What can Dermal Fillers be used for?
BEFORE & AFTER RESULTS
See the results of a Dermal Filler treatment below. To see more images head on over to our Galleries.
Watch a Dermal Filler treatment for mature lips and see how comfortable this treatment is with Cosmetic Nurse, Vicki Hull. To watch more Dermal Filler treatments head on over to our Dermal Filler Videos page.
Frequently Asked Questions
ARE DERMAL FILLERS SAFE?
At The Cosmetic Studio we understand that having a cosmetic procedure (especially if it is your first time) can be a little daunting, there are numerous anti aging products and treatment options available to you, so how do you know what is the best and safest?
Two important facts to consider when deciding on a treatment are, the safety of the product being used and the qualifications, skill and experience of the person providing the treatment.
At The Cosmetic Studio we only use dermal filler products that have a proven safety record. Federal law prevents us from saying the name of the product (please contact us if you would like more information). What I can tell you is, they are made in Sweden and have been used here in Australia for over 12 years, longer than any other dermal filler and have performed over 15 million treatments worldwide, their safety record speaks for itself.
As with any medical procedure there are potential side effects that should be fully explained to you prior to undergoing your treatment. Most of these are injection related such as swelling, bruising and discomfort which will resolve over a few days. As part of your treatment we will discuss with you, your medical history, current medications, illness or allergies that may impact on your suitability to undergo treatment with dermal fillers.
HOW LONG WILL YOUR TREATMENT TAKE?
Depending on the area being treated and the dermal filler used, most treatments can be performed over a ½ to 1 hour appointment. Sometimes we will ask you to come in earlier for application of a topical aneasthetic cream.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DERMAL FILLER AND YOUR RESULT ONCE THE FILLER HAS GONE?
Over time the dermal filler is slowly metabolised in the same way that our bodies normally metabolise our own naturally occuring compound, (as explained in “how long will my results last”) this occurs gradually and it is recommended to retreat the area prior to it depleting completely, this way your result will be maintained for a much longer period of time.
However, you won’t fall apart if you choose not to retreat the area, it will simply return to its original state prior to treatment, in fact, even if you only did one treatment and never did it again you would still be in a better position than had you not had any treatments, partly due to the residual effects of increased hydration and collagen production and partly due to the fact that the areas treated won’t age at the same rate whilst dermal filler is present.
WHAT WILL YOU LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR TREATMENT?
As with any procedure there may be temporary associated side effects which are expected and therefore what you see on the day of your treatment is not the end result.
We will discuss with you prior to your treatment any potential side effects, and how best to manage these.
The most common expected side affects following treatment with dermal fillers are:
In most cases this is minimal and will resolve over 24 – 48 hours. We will advise you on the best ways to reduce and resolve swelling at completion of your treatment.
In any procedure where skin is penetrated there is a potential risk of bruising. In most cases bruises are tiny and can be easily covered with makeup. Some medications can increase the incidence of bruising and we will discuss this with you prior to your treatment.
Mild discomfort is normal following treatment with dermal filler and is easily managed with mild pain relief (paracetamol), applying ice packs to the treated areas and avoiding activities that can increase swelling, bruising and discomfort such as, strenuous exercise, spas and saunas, and some medications.
After care information will be explained to you at the completion of your treatment.
WHEN CAN YOU HAVE A DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT?
After your consultation, you will be provided with a personalised treatment recommendation plan. You may like to take some time to consider your options and book your treatment for another day, or, if you decide you would like to commence your treatment straight away this (time permitting) may also be done at the same appointment.
WHEN SHOULD YOU COME BACK TO THE CLINIC?
Following your treatment with dermal fillers we will advise you regarding aftercare. In the days following your treatment if you have any concerns or questions please call the clinic.
We also offer a review appointment at around 2 weeks following your treatment, there is no charge for this appointment and allows us to assess your results, answer any questions and ensure you are happy with your results.
Future appointments and treatments can be discussed on an ongoing basis, we will advise you as to how often you may need to attend the clinic.
WILL TREATMENT WITH DERMAL FILLERS HURT?
This is one of the most common questions I am asked and for most clients it is something they are concerned about. I’m sure you are familiar with the phrase “no pain, no gain” At The Cosmetic Studio our aim is “maximum gain, minimal pain”
To ensure your comfort throughout your procedure it is sometimes necessary to administer a small amount of local anaesthetic to the area being treated, using either a topical anaesthetic cream or tiny injections of a short acting local anaesthetic to completely numb the area.
Most dermal fillers now come with anaesthetic already in them, meaning fewer requirements for injected local anaesthetic.
WILL YOU STILL LOOK LIKE YOU? (I DON’T WANT TO LOOK PLASTIC OR WEIRD!)
You can rest assured that you will still look like you, just a fresher and more youthful you!
In most cases we are not adding anything that you didn’t already have, just simply restoring, replenishing and rejuvenating what has been lost over the years as we age.
No-one wants to appear as if they belong in a wax museum, or have just come out of a wind tunnel. We have all seen the pictures of many a Hollywood star who has gone too far, they begin to look strange and fake, that is not a desirable outcome. We can promise you that at The Cosmetic Studio it is all about achieving subtle and natural looking results, so that you look and feel great at any age.
HOW MUCH WILL YOUR DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT COST?
The cost of your treatment will depend on the area being treated and the amount and type of filler being used. At The Cosmetic Studio Noosa we believe that treatments should be accessible to everybody and we will work with you to achieve the best results possible while respecting your individual budget. To view our pricing click here.
HOW LONG WILL YOUR RESULT LAST?
As previously mentioned the ingredient in dermal fillers is a natural component of our skin, the dermal filler that we use at The Cosmetic Studio Noosa is less than 1 % modified from its original form, it is the closest of all the dermal fillers to our own natural occurring compound, which means our bodies are unlikely to recognise it as foreign and won’t set about trying to metabolise it (break it down) any faster than we would our own. This compound also has the ability to bind water (something our bodies are less efficient at doing as we get older) so even long after the dermal filler itself has metabolised we are left with residual hydration and our own collagen that has been stimulated to grow as a by-product of the injecting process.
As a general rule, finer dermal fillers injected into more mobile areas such as lips, lines around the mouth and fine lines around the eyes will typically last around 6 – 9 months*. Thicker fillers injected more deeply into the skin in areas such as cheeks, eye hollows and deep folds will typically last around 9 – 12 months*, longer if subsequent top up treatments are carried out at around 4 to 5 months* after your initial treatment.
The length of time that your dermal filler result will last will vary dependant on a person’s age, skin condition and lifestyle habits as well as the type and amount of dermal filler used and the area treated. Just like ageing is a natural process that occurs over time, preventing, achieving and maintaining results is also a gradual process that may involve more than one treatment.
*Results and longevity of treatments vary on an individual basis and can be dependant on a person’s age, genetics, skin type, skin condition, environmental factors and lifestyle habits. Just like ageing is a natural process that occurs over time, preventing, achieving and maintaining results is also a gradual process that may involve more than one treatment.